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Sep 7

God and fate

So, I’ve been really down for a good chunk of time, and it’s very easy to get lost in all that darkness. It happens though, you either deal with it in your way or you don’t. I’ve been doing a lot thinking about life and what I want out of it. I keep hearing, “life is in God’s hands,” and “everything happens for a reason,” and “you just have to leave things to fate,” and “if something is meant to be, it will be.” I thought a lot about those things, and I realized something really important. I don’t buy any of it.

God’s not going to help or hurt me, God’s just watching. God’s not going to make my life work, that is up to me. People make choices and our choices have consequences that create other choices and outcomes. Fate, God, whatever you want to call it, it doesn’t rule us. Leaving everything to someone or something else is just a form of inaction. When a person gives up their will to make choices, they’re just allowing other people’s choices to shape their life. A person’s own will is so powerful. Strong-willed people change the world. Choices and actions shape my life, not God or fate. I’m not leaving my life to anyone or anything, it’s all up to my choices and strength of will. Fuck it, I might fail at everything I want, but it won’t be because God or fate made it so. If my will is stronger than those that oppose me, I’ll be fine. I don’t think we should leave anything to God, because I think God leaves everything to us.

6 comments

6 Comments so far

  1. christine September 7th, 2008 5:55 pm

    go you!

  2. THEO September 7th, 2008 6:08 pm

    “Religion has actually convinced people that there’s an invisible man living in the sky…who watches everything you do, every minute of every day…and the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do.

    “And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place – full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish – where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever ’til the end of time…

    “But he loves you.”

    – George Carlin, R.I.P.

  3. Larry September 8th, 2008 12:55 pm

    What a great summation: “I don’t think we should leave anything to God, because I think God leaves everything to us.”

  4. redandjonny September 8th, 2008 1:12 pm

    “When a person gives up their will to make choices, they’re just allowing other people’s choices to shape their life. “

    I like that a lot.

    I’m gonna write that down and put it on the fridge for daily inspiration.

  5. Vicki September 8th, 2008 5:58 pm

    I believe that God gives us all of the ingredients for our lives, but it is up to us to mix them together and make what we want of it.

    I saw you on TAL and decided to check out your blog. 🙂

  6. R Man September 9th, 2008 4:36 pm

    good words…so instead of vegin’ your life away you will now become a person of action, deeds and dare. Great! Now start with taking the trash out!

    Your Mom.

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